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Mar 20, 2011 10:00am EDT
record within about 200 miles of that site. >> i'm told the earthquake that hit japan is the fifth most powerful ever recorded anywhere in the world. that is a powerful earthquake. in the u.s., is the design criteria for that level of earthquake or is it for an earthquake that would be the standard, the earthquake that hit san francisco in 1906? >> would you like me to answer? >> i would like you to answer. >> i tried to give a demonstration. we talk about the magnitude of the earthquake. that is not what the nrc look said. you look at the cup of water and think of it as a nuclear reactor. the earthquake would be -- probably should fall of the water glass. -- fill up the water glass. >> do it right. >> if you think of this as a nuclear power plan, the earthquake and when you talk about the magnitude of the earthquake, it would be hitting the table with my fist. something like that. you will see that it makes the glass of vibrate. that is what we actually measure and we design or nuclear power plants around is that shaking of the power plant. the actual impact depends upon where i hit an
Mar 20, 2011 6:00pm EDT
york times", and steve powers, energy reporters. you will get a status report on japan tomorrow. what you think you learn? guest: we will have a meeting with the full commission on the nrc. we will have a brief discussion on what kind of impact radiation could have for the public, and then we will take a look at some things, kind of a plan for a plant for how we intend to go forward and what kinds of things we may need to look at for u.s. nuclear reactors. host: with the fukushima plant in particular, at two of the six reactors are under control. japanese officials have indicated that this facility will have to be shut down. guest: we are continuing to monitor the situation. we have a team of nrc experts and tokyo and are working with their counterparts to get information. our focus is to ensure cooling for three of the reactors that were operating and to continue to work with the japanese to ensure that they can deal with the situation two of the spent fulel areas. host: do you have faith in the information you are getting from the japanese government? guest: right now we have a team
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